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Ruger LCR 1200 Rounds and counting..... long term review

This is a discussion on Ruger LCR 1200 Rounds and counting..... long term review within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Alarm Guy Awesome thread!! Thanks! I have been trying to decide between the 38 and 357 models. You may of helped me ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alarm Guy View Post
    Awesome thread!! Thanks!

    I have been trying to decide between the 38 and 357 models. You may of helped me make up my mind. Do you pocket carry it at all?
    I primarily carry in a high noon Mr. softy AIWB and it works great drawing and shooting on the move, I did pocket carry for a time in a desantis nemesis but I determined that unless I knew the threat was coming and had my hand fingering the weapon and was ready to draw, you can only do one of two things: move from the threat and have a hard time getting the weapon out.... or stand still like a good target and draw the weapon..... so with that in mind I ONLY carry pocket if I absolutely must. But to answer your question, yes I pocket carry it with great success. I may purchase the boot grip option from Ruger to see if it cuts down on the pocket space however but I have abandoned pocket carry as a viable alternative in thecase I am attacked out in public and need to move and shoot.


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    Excellent!

    I enjoy reading informative reviews with pictures.

    I've seen your videos, too. Good stuff
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    Nice report. I'm not much of a revolver guy but I know I would either go with an SP101 or an LCR in .357

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    I am glad to hear that the LCR is holding up over the long haul. I am looking into getting one of these as my first carry gun. I was trying to make the choice between the 38 and 357 version. Your review helped me decide on the 357 for sure.

    If you would not mind PMing me the link to your youtube videos I would love to see your shooting style. As you stated, I believe a carry gun should work as an extension of your body. I have handled this gun a few times at the store and I can see how using the sights could take some valuable time during a threatening situation.

    Thanks for the great review!

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    Thanks, PM sent. Even if I were intending on shooting .38 exclusively I probably would still go with the 17 oz SS .357 version over the aluminum frame 13oz 38+p version for versatility and strength. The weight difference is negligible and the size is the same.

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    Excellent thread!

    I've followed some of your other post on different threads…at times you have provided useful advice!

    Keep it up!

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    I've been thinking real hard about getting a LCR in .357, this defenitely helps in the decision process! Now if that darn Saiga 12 hadn't just come up, this would be a LOT easier!



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    I 'm not a wheel gun guy, but I have given this one some serious consideration.
    If I run across one at a good price I will give it a try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wvbagger View Post
    I 'm not a wheel gun guy, but I have given this one some serious consideration.
    If I run across one at a good price I will give it a try.
    Same here.

    The LCR .357 is the only wheel gun I own.
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    What is MPI testing???

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    Magnetic Particle Inspection.

    It's a form of non destructive testing that will show cracks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by speedjunkie View Post
    Magnetic Particle Inspection.

    It's a form of non destructive testing that will show cracks.



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    Thank you sir!

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    +1. My LCR .357 has been flawless and shoots to poa. I carry it front pocket in a nemesis and forget it's there.
    Confidence is the feeling you have before you realize the full measure of the situation.

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    Sorry if this is a bit off topic but how does the recoil of the .357 LCR compare to a steel .357 J frame, or a Airweight .357 J frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 old 0311 View Post
    Sorry if this is a bit off topic but how does the recoil of the .357 LCR compare to a steel .357 J frame, or a Airweight .357 J frame?
    I really feel no difference with the steel j-frame, as a matter of fact I think the frame design Ruger introduced is the reason why. Remember, the LCR .357 is a stainless steel frame. It is heads and shoulders better than a scandium airweight.

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